C|Net reviews Mozilla, and complains it isn't IE
by Bill Pena
When Mozilla 1.0 came out, C|Net gave it a rather bizarre review, in which they harp on Mozilla's inability to render Internet Explorer-specific web pages. They claim that, since IE is the market leader, pages tailored for IE should be acceptable as Web standard; "That's reality," according to C|Net. That is absolutely insane, dangerous to the very structure of the Web, and biased toward Microsoft's market share and against the health of the industry.
On a sidenote, they also criticized the IRC client "ChatZilla" for not being compatible with AOL Instant Messenger or any other IM services. Of course, they missed the point; IRC is a unique system incomparable with anything resembling a "Buddy List" or AOL's "Chat Rooms". Don't believe me? Check out the Quote Database - distilling disinformation for your comedic pleasure.
They don't get it
This is annoyingly similar to the quote that ran on Wired from the html coder who claimed that their expertise at getting around browser compatibility padded their paycheck. There was a great response to that on meyerweb.com (scroll down for the June 10 post).